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Women / Sisterhood

The Sisterhood has many programs going on throughout the year. Feel free to join us for any of our events.

(Almost) Every Tuesday - Bureka Making (and read more about the tradition in a NY Times Article by Joan Nathan here)

September 10, 2018 - Fall Opening Program

December 10, 2018 - Hanukkah Bazaar

February 24, 2019 - Donor Event

A Note from the Sisterhood President

It’s been a busy year for our Sisterhood and we have much to be proud of. Together we have baked thousands of burekas while enjoying the camaraderie special to our OVS Sisterhood. We have gathered for Hanukkah and Passover in social settings. We celebrated our 50th Donor too, honoring our past Sisterhood presidents. We may not be the largest Sisterhood in town, but we are quality with a capital Q! We are blessed to have so many dedicated members who week after week give their time and energy to ensuring the success of our endeavors.

Take a look at the summary of our activities below. We have certainly been busy! May we continue to grow from strength to strength, ensuring the heart and soul of OVS beats strong as begun by our founding mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers.

Elise M. Meyer
President, OVS Sisterhood 2017-2019

Sisterhood Summary Since September 2017

  • Opening Program - September 10, 2017
  • How to Act Smart in an Emergency when you’re with the ones you Love!
  • October/November 2017 - High Holidays, bake like crazy to prepare for our Bazaar
  • Annual Sisterhood Bazaar - December 10, 2017 Record breaking success
  • Hannukah Party - December 18, 2017 - Gift exchange and Pot Luck Dinner at Beth Arogeti’s house
  • Rebecca’s Tent at Shearith Israel Women’s Shelter - January 7-13, 2018 - Meals coordinated nightly
  • Sisterhood Game Day Fun Day - January 21, 2018 - Bridge, Mahjong, prize, lunch and more
  • House Concert and Dinner featuring Sarah Potenza - February 17, 2018 - Jane Durham’s house
  • 50th Donor Brunch Event – February 25, 2018 - Honoring Past Sisterhood Presidents & Josiah Benator
  • Sisterhood Passover Recipe Exchange - March 19, 2018 - Food tasting & recipes at Clare Habif’s house
  • Spring Stroll around Lenox Park - March 20, 2018 - Baking Break and welcome to Springtime
  • April - Passover break and baking resumes
  • Baking Biscochos and a Movie with Lunch - May 15, 2018 - “Rhodes Forever”
  • Commemorative DVD from 50th Donor Event - Available for purchase, $18 first copy, $3 any additional
Keilah Contributions (over and above annual operating fund contribution)
  • Wallpaper Ladies’ and Men’s Rooms adjacent to main lobby
  • Donated towards new convection oven
  • Landscape assistance – Roses at the entrance and spring pruning of bushes around the property (your Donor dollars at work)
  • Co-sponsor Kiddush for Rabbi Kassorla’s son’s Bar Mitzvah
  • Key contributor towards new website, membership and registration software shared with OVS
  • Sponsor for Morah Carol’s Place preschool fundraising event
  • Update Picture wall of Sisterhood Presidents
  • Ongoing - Platters made for Sisterhood Members sitting Shiva
  • 28 baking opportunities since September 1, 2017 with over 2000 hours of volunteer time donated in support of the Sisterhood.
Wed, October 28 2020 10 Cheshvan 5781